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the opportunities that they wanted when they came here. i grew up in the boston area and lived in different parts of boston. i went to catholic price school in dorchester, a section of boston. -- i went to catholic high school in dorchester, a section of boston. because of my parents, my brothers and i were all blessed to go to harvard university. that is where i went to school. it was intense. i stayed there for law school and have a master's in public policy from there. those are subjects i decided to study because i was interested in public service and public policy issues and government. >> you grew up in the boston area. what made you want to make the transition and moved to san francisco? what motivated you to get involved in politics question marks before i ran for office, and worked in san francisco as a criminal prosecutor and civil rights attorney. i got to understand how much of a be in san francisco is to the rest of the world for social justice. i spent a number of years helping to grow a small business. i got to understand the innovative spirit in san francisco. at night, i voluntee
be okay. >> reporter: there are some delays from inbound from chicago chicago and boston -- from chicago and boston. coming back to our live shot, you can see folks flights arriving and duty managers said about an hour and a half ago, there are still parking spots. if you are leaving today and you do need to park that's still an option for you. we're live at sfo, christien kafton, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> officials at san jose airport say they are not having any delays because of the weather there. but they are seeing major delays on southwest airlines involving flights to or through chicago's midway airport due to weather there. some of the flights are delayed for several hours. they say as always to call your airline to check flight status and get to the airport early. >>> not everyone will fly or drive this thanksgiving holiday. some people hope to avoid the crush by taking the train. amtrak does expect many more passengers than normal. beginning today, it is adding extra trains with san joaquin. >> pacific, and capital corridor to handle the increased ridership over the week. >>> the
, particularly to fort lauderdale and boston. but otherwise, flights seem to be on schedule. we're checking in as frequently as we can with the big boards to see how flights are coming in and out. it's not just our weather here. it's weather in other parts of the country. we have an update to get an update -- we're going too get an update about how -- to get an update on how things are going here. we will continue to see how your travel plans are going. we'll have more live reports for you throughout the morning and day. for now we're live at sfo, christien kafton, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. we're also tracking the thanksgiving travel rush in the south bay. this is what passengers were dealing with early this morning at mineta. passengers are being warned that weather could cause for delays and make for longer travel lines getting to the airport. >>> if you are about to head out, give yourself extra time. the rain, wet roads. it's dangerous driving. this happened in oakland overnight. this driver lost control because of the -- because of the rain. this is on 8 8 -- this is on 880. t
the matters as we count down to the closing bell. >>> boston market on the business of thanksgiving. much more "squawk on the street" straight ahead. nobody said an inkjet had to be slow. or that printing in color had to cost a fortune. nobody said an all-in-one had to be bulky. or that you had to print from your desk. at least, nobody said it to us. introducing the business smart inkjet all-in-one series from brother. easy to use. it's the ultimate combination of speed, small size, and low-cost printing. i heard you guys can ship ground for less than the ups store. that's right. i've learned the only way to get a holiday deal is to camp out. you know we've been open all night. is this a trick to get my spot? [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. save on ground shipping at fedex office. ♪ >>> about six minutes before the opening bell rings on wall street. let's bring in art cashin of the ubs financial services. on the day of the rally we had great headlines about the fiscal cliff. today there might be speed bumps and we're looking to open lower. looks like a long month ahead for
for 21 years. also drove in boston before coming here. i am a -- for four years, number 34 in the waiting list. we are concerned about our fate. pending decisions by the sfmta, which will impact the future quality of life; currently the status of grant medallions are in limbo; they are not transferable. in order to maintain the current a income level until retirement we must continue to push wheelchairs up and on the ramp in the physically we may not be able to do so. the alternative for the rampt medallion holder is purchase a regular medallion for 150,000; it is not prudent for someone who is six years old to take on the financial burden; it compromises our ability to save money for retirement. it is not like winning the lottery. we put in decades of her life into a stressful, dangerous, low-paying job, beginning of industry vital to the san francisco tourist industry. having a medallion is the only way we can hope to put funds away during the last 10-15 years of our working life. we serve the wheelchair community, providing paratransit service. a way can be found
're not super worried just because we're here so early and flying to boston just got our fingers crossed and hope our luck holds. >> reporter: a new study says adults in san francisco are more likely to have plans this holiday season than in any other city. and that's translating to our airport. sfo reps say these crowds aren't dying down any time soon. >> it's going to be a steady day of traffic so we have early morning rush as you would call it. we will have another one midday and then of course well into the evening hours. >> reporter: the faa website was down all morning with so many people trying to check their departure times. i spoke with people here at the airport. they say the best bet is to contact your airline directly or you can just give them a call and, michelle, i just checked the boards right before the show. everything is listed as on time so far. live at sfo, back to you. >> so far, so good. all right, cate, thank you. >>> but that could change later tonight. right, lawrence? >> we may see a little fog developing tonight but the good news is after a very stormy night an
the afternoon. your wednesday forecast, no issues whatsoever from boston to new york all the way down through the southeast into atlanta. but, again, early today around chicago and st. louis, the afternoon looks gorgeous. look at denver and kansas city an st. louis, record highs today. temperatures in the 70s and 80s. thanksgiving day parade, no problem whatsoever in new york city. 54 an sunny. there won't be issues with fog, just a few showers late in the day. once again, anyone in the midwest, especially near lake michigan and chicago, you are the travel trouble spot with dense fog. that's about it. >> thank you very much, bill. greatly appreciate it. let's turn to sports. setting up what is sure to be an epic collapse next year, the new york knicks remain the hottest team in basketball. last night they took on the hornets in new orleans. the first quarter, carmelo anthony with the spin move and foul. anthony would finish with 29 points. second quarter, knicks up by six. raymond felton with the wide-open three. knicks win 102-80. they own the best record in basketball at 8-1. >>> to the wes
's the front page of the boston globe this morning -- clinton was dispatched by president obama to israel and is meeting today with egyptian officials and palestinian officials as well. the headline from the tribune -- late tuesday night clinton met with benjamin netanyahu in jerusalem and plans to go to the west bank on wednesday. clinton is preparing to step down early next year. one story this morning, some breaking news from jerusalem. this is according to a dap. really rescue services said there have been explosions on a bus across the military headquarters in tel aviv. the agency says at least 10 people were injured in wednesday's blast. the explosion comes amid an ongoing israeli operation rollers.aza's hamas so, more information on that incident probably coming later today. but we are taking your calls this morning on your confidence in the economy, your thoughts on the fiscal cliff, and how you are preparing for that. marc is from 0 highfill on our independent line. -- from ohio. caller: good morning. i'm a person who believes we need to do something radical, which a lot of peopl
into these intership programs for young people. i met a guy who worked for the public tv station in boston and retired from that job and wanted to be a park ranger. he couldn't figure out how to get there so he joined the internship program. there wasn't anybody nells his class over the age of 19. i met a woman in denver whose daughter went through teach for america and as she watched her daughter teach in a los angeles classroom she was so moved she applied for teach for america herself. she was in her late 50's herself and ended up in a dorm room in houston in 115 degree temperatures sharing a bathroom down the hall with three 22-year-olds. whether they were repelling down from the ceiling or speaking in the side door there are more and more people trying to find these path ways to purpose. we created at encore.org the fellowship program which was designed to be a front door for many people who wanted to make this passage. it started in silicon valley with ten people who had careers in the corporate sector and wanted to work in the environment and with kids with poverty but had no idea to get there.
. a massachusetts judge denied a request for an injunction to stop tesla from selling its cars in boston. dealer groups and the massachusetts state automobile dealers association are suing tesla. the issue is that tesla semis its cars directly to customers through online portals in stores. massachusetts is one of 48 states which bans or restricts car factories from owning dealerships. >>> 37 states reported lower jobless rates last month. the labor department reports unemployment fell below 7% in 23 of the 50 states. california's jobless rate slipped from 10 # .2 to 10.1%. the biggest drop was in south carolina where the jobless rate fell from 9.1 to 8.6%. nationwide unemployment rose slightly. >> house cleaner has been accused of stealing from homes are she worked. martha quintero-ramirez was arrested. the victim called police after noticing that jewelry, money and prescription drugs were missing. officers say she had worked at various homes on the peninsula and in the south bay. >>> a jury has recommended the depth penalty for the man who killed two people at the bridge toll plaza. they than b
, they lose. who is thinking about the children when it comes to these issues? recently, in boston, they reached their agreement and they have been fighting for the past two years and their contract that they just agreed to in boston is very similar to what is on the table in chicago. boston has a no-strike clause. they got a mediator from austin d.c. to work with these folks. they settled this thing. at the end of the day, no kids lost time out of the classroom. we are at the point now where we need to evaluate the educational proposals based on one simple yardstick paraquat will this help a child learn? shouldthe answer is yes, we be for, if the answer is no, we should be against. solutions like accountability and quality teachers, one of the solutions is also apparent choice. i have seen that go run the country that the more parents step up and speak out and pressure the system to change, the more they have to respond. the fallacy is that we expect that bureaucracies will reform themselves from within. i do not know about you, but, in my experience, i do not know any example of
in the rush of all the busy people and just rather be early than not. >> living in boston used to like you would have snow delays and all of that and the airports would get super crowded, don't like 'em, i decided to stay away as much as i can. >> reporter: talked to an airport spokesman, generally he says they check the faa website to determine if there is going to be ground delays, before they get out of here. he says the faa website is down now. he's going to check it again in 15 or 20 minutes. i can tell you this is the third busiest flight day of this week. number one is this coming sunday when everybody flies back. number two is last friday when everybody apparently, a lot of people taking this week off, get out of town and they all come back sunday this is the third busiest travel day of the week,very busy, 60,000 flying out, 60,000 coming in. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> travels getting into and out of los angeles international airport are already dealing with major delays this morning not from the weather, from protests lines are long at the curbside check-in at l.a.x.. officia
smoothly. we saw a few delays. one from fort lauderdale. another from boston. of course, it is early today so there hasn't been an opportunity for those delays to start stacking up and cause a major problem. as you can see there is rain here. we heard about the possibility of other weather delays throughout the country. we'll be monitoring that and the flights in and out of sfo and the other bay area airports so we can let you know exactly how your holiday travel may go today. for now we are live at sfo christien kafton. >>> happening now we are also keeping an eye on the thanksgiving travel rush in the south bay. these are live pictures right outside ofmy theta san jose. for all travel information stay right here with us throughout mornings on 2. we'll also have more information on ktvu news at 5:00 and 6:00 tonight. >>> new this morning a bomb exploded on a city bus in tel aviv as the fighting continues between israel and gaza. the bus was passing military headquarters when the bomb went off. at least ten people were hurt. there are reports that a man brought a package on a bus. that pac
of the rain in your forecast, and as we head to boston and new york, moderate delays but,ing good and memphis and dallas looking very nice but if you are at the airport and it is thanksgiving you are used to waiting for a little bit, right, trace? >>trace: hope you get home at some point. thank you very much. the largest employer in the united states and the most profitable companies in the world is trying to keep its employees from forming a union. next, the protest against walmart and what they could mean as retailers get ready for black friday. >>trace: there are two huge labor disputes that could affect millions more beyond the companies involved. and some walmart workers you have to wall off and join demonstrations on friday, which is traditionally the biggest shopping day of the year. workers are protesting poor pay and working conditions. wall mark requested the national labor relations board block illegal protest. the board officials, yet to announce the decision on that. and there is the collapse of the company hostess which makes twinkies and wonder bread and today the executives ar
married in boston, cannot file a joint tax return. they cannot get benefits under social security for their spouse like another merit couple would. a series of lawsuits have been filed a federal appeals court in boston and new york ruled tartabull law is unconstitutional. it denies gays and lesbians equal protection under the law. they are legally married. the court said they deserve the same legal rights. the obama administration would not defend that law. the house republicans appointed john clement. many of those cases are under appeal and they will surely decide one of those cases this spring host: is there one more likely than the other? guest: that is an inside baseball question. the problem that arose is that elena kagan was the solicitor general when some of those cases were beginning and she mentioned at her confirmation hearings that she had participated in discussions about one of the cases. i think what the court wants to try to do is find a case where she came later and had no involvement. you want nine justices. they don't want age. you could get a split in the would
to a flyer heading to boston who says she is prepared for any delays but is keeping her fingers crossed for smooth travel. >> all my stuff ready to go, just in and out as quickly as possible, get through security and get to my gate. >> reporter: yesterday was rough for flyers. 81 flights within california were canceled because of weather and travelers actually had to be rerouted. but to ease a little frustration we have tips for savvy travelers this morning. one, check your own bags. some airlines will let you tag your own bag and skip that extra line. tip 2, tsa has a precheck program. if you sign up for this, you can pass through a separate security line saving extra time. and three, there are new smartphone appears that keep track of how long you'll spend in the security lines so you can plan ahead. we want to make note that basically, the amount of traffic isn't just something we're seeing here but we're also seeing down in san jose. you're taking a live look now at san jose airport. and they are expected to see an uptick in travelers also about 2% more than last year. and today is
delays we mentioned were flights out to fort lauderdale and boston. really so far minor delays. keep in mind it's early in the day and over the course of the day the delays tend to stack up. right now things are looking good. hopefully it stays that way for this day before thanksgiving. we will continue to monitor the situation here and give you updates about how the weather could impact your holiday travel. for now we are live at sfo christien kafton. >>> we are also tracking the thanksgiving travel rush in the south bay as well. these are live pictures right on the sidewalk outside of mineta san jose airport. they are pretty busy too. we will bring you a live report from there coming up at 6:30. now to get all of your up to the date travel information including what is happening and the conditions on the roads stay right here with us throughout mornings on 2. we'll also bring you more information on ktvu news at 5:00 and 6:00 tonight. >>> an oakland man apparently fell to his death in a quarry. around 7:00 last night firefighters were called to the person's home on the 400 lock of
angeles, new york, philadelphia and boston. so i would say that those are going to be some of the busiest airports this holiday season. >> you know, wendy, not everybody goes over the river and through the woods to have turkey and cranberry sauce with grandma. most depressing thing i saw this week is families camping out at the big box stores like now and they're going to have, you know, i don't know canned food or something tomorrow for lunch and dinner or whatever you call it and then black friday. that depresses me. are there other more fun unconventional thanksgiving you have heard of? >> well, what i found is really interesting. the trip adviser survey found about 40% of people are actually dining out this thanksgiving. they're not cooking at home. they're going out to a restaurant. so that was pretty interesting. not everyone wants the stress of making the turkey. >> cowards! >> that's okay. but i would recommend you find your restaurant in advance. a lot aren't actually open on thanksgiving so make sure you have your reservations well in advance. we also found that people are shopp
in boston. you see the roads. a lot of cars heading out of town. 43.6 million people traveling this thanksgiving weekend. that is a slight increase from last year. more people driving 50 miles since 2007. the national average for gasoline at $3.41. look at this image here. it is a little hard to tell but behind all of those plains that's the united states. and right now 5,000 flights are in the air according to the flights. the airlines are counting on a quiet thanksgiving to fuel fourth quarter profits. average domestic air fare at $180. fewest number of people flying however since 2009. when you have fewer seats which is what we have because capacity has been stripped out you have higher air fare rrs. you have seen air fares are up 16%. a as a lot of people talk about being thankful on thanksgiving. let's look at one airline stock you wanted to own. u.s. airways up 192%. not entirely because of the business but more because of the speculation. >> thanks so much. >> the latest on your travel for the weekend. >>> and finally my observation on the warning bernanke issued to amer
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for the folks in boston. the conservatives never trusted him. they didn't even trust him when he got the republican nomination back in the spring of this year. the point is these individuals are opportunists, both on the republican side and also on the democratic side. they don't care about loyalty. they don't care about making sure that the best guy wins. what they care about is a paycheck. it's despicable, quite frankly. >> erin, let's take a look at this from both sides. looks like the hard right is saying, stop pushing us. it's not our fault. this guy wasn't a great candidate. moderates and pragmatic people are saying, oh, no, it's just -- you're too far right, too tough on women, minorities latinos, young people. take a look at this guy, chris, president of the conservative club for growth. he wrote today, quote, if you're a republican who yernz for the days of arlen specter and charlie chriristcrist. if you prefer republican party of toomey, rubio and cruz, you should be leery of the folks in washington deciding which republicans are the most electable. you have this guy pushin
. these surveillance photos show a jewelry team staking out a store in boston, waiting for a jewelry supplier or courier to make a sales call. they've been known to follow a victim for weeks or even months, learning their routines, waiting for the right time to strike. this time it was outside a hotel near chicago. >> this is not something that happens occasionally. it's pervasive. it's an epidemic. >> rich loebl is vice president of le vian jewelers in new york city. he says that thieves are so brazen, they'll even target jewelers in new york's heavily fortified diamond district. >> they say there are more police officers on the street here than anywhere else in new york, and the reason is, it's not safe to be out here without a police officer. a lot of these guys are retired. look over to the left there. see the guy with the hat on? >> right. >> retired cop, bet you anything there to protect that fedex delivery person. >> turns out he was right. but loebl learned all of this the hard way. in 1999, he was followed leaving a department store in cincinnati. after waving off his police escort,
affiliate whdh in boston apologized for the photo posted on her daughter's facebook page as a joke. >> beside herself. no idea it would go where it went. >> reporter: to lindsey's surprise the picture went viral and even a facebook page called fire lindsey stone. lindsey and her co-worker have been placed on leave at the assisted living home live, inc where they both work and he re-leased this statement. this photograph in no way reflects the opinions, thoughts or feelings of the life organization. lindsey and her friend who took the picture also released a statement saying we sincerely apologize for all the pain we caused by posting the picture. we never meant to disrespect any of the people nationwide who have served this country and defended our freedom so valiantly. but these veterans in hyannis, massachusetts don't care if it was a joke or not. to them it's offensive either way. >> pretty disrespectful, and stupid. people do stupid things in this country every day. that's one of them right there, for sure. >> and in their statement lindsey and her co-worker add that had they r
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